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BRIEF POSITION SUMMARY:
The Network Architect will manage network routers, switches, load balancers and related components to ensure the highest level of availability and security of the supported business applications. This position is responsible for architecting network solutions, vendor relationship management, serve as the highest-level escalation point for the Data Communications team, and partner with MSC business associates to establish current and future technology needs.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Designs, plans and implements data communications networks using the latest technology to prepare for business growth.
Development and design of highly available, tightly integrated, secure, flexible, and fault-tolerant networking systems.
Researches and evaluates new network communications technologies and makes recommendations to management.
Designs and Supports F5 LTM and GTM load balancers.
Monitors network performance, ensures capacity planning is performed, and is proactive in assessing and making recommendations for improvement.
Serve as a mentor to foster career growth as the staff senior engineer.
Provides daily support of MSC’s LAN, WAN, Wireless and E-Commerce Network Infrastructures. This includes: monitoring, administering and troubleshooting to maximize network availability.
Performs physical setup, installation, configuration and troubleshooting of network devices.
Work closely with IT Help Desk, Distributed Systems and AS/400 groups to provide 2nd and 3rd level support of network issues.
Works closely with third party vendors for administrative support for segments ofl MSC routers, switches and cabling infrastructures.
Updates and documents data communications systems and procedures as required.
Works as a team member on department and cross functional projects.
Manages small to large network projects.
Designs, Implements and supports Cisco Nexus core and distribution LAN Technologies.
Designs, Implements and supports applications optimization, load balancing and WAN optimization.
Designs and Implements access switch technologies involving stacking, POE, QOS and Fiber
Ensures that MSC(s) change control policies and procedures are followed.
Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of MSC’s vision and unity of purpose.
Participation in special projects and performs additional duties as required
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Minimum seven years of hands on experience with LAN and WAN architectures and technologies required.
Minimum five years supporting and engineering Cisco Nexus line of switches and Cisco ISR and ASR’s required.
Minimum five years supporting F5 LTM and GTM Load Balancers required.
Minimum three years supporting Riverbed (or similar network acceleration utilities) required.
Certifications such as CCNP, CCDP, or CCIE preferred
ITIL v3 Foundations Certification
Experience with at least 10 of the following technologies are required:
Cisco ASR and ISR Routing platforms
Cisco Nexus 7k/5k/2k and 6500 switching platforms
Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Firewalls
F5 LTM and GTM Load Balancers
Switch Stacking Technology
Switch QOS (Quality Of Service) and Router COS (Class of Service)
WAN Optimization technology such as Riverbed
Network Protocols: STP(Spanning Tree Protocol), VLAN(s), VRRP (Virtual Redundant Routing Protocol), HSRP (Hot Stand By Routing Protocol)
MPLS Network Design
Circuit fault tolerant failover support that utilizes DSL, Cable or Wireless technologies
Branch Wireless access over private VPN
TCP/IP Protocol Suite
Management and support of SolarWinds Orion suite of products
DNS, ARP, FTP, TFTP network based applications
OSPF, BGP, and EIGRP interior and exterior routing protocols
Experience troubleshooting complex network issues utilizing network sniffer based technologies
Ability to provide 24 hours/day, 7 days/week on call emergency basis support for troubleshooting.
Experience with enterprise class network management/monitoring systems is a plus.
Understanding of operating system fundamentals (Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, etc.) is a plus.
Communication skills (especially technical writing skills) an unrelenting customer focus, client need analysis, problem solving, multi-tasking, strong interpersonal skills, risk taking, documentation of operational issues and solutions, team player, mentoring and transfer of knowledge, project management skills.
A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel up to 20% of the time may be required.
Off hours and weekend support is required, as needed.
Equal Opportunity Statement All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Additional Salary Information: POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR BONUS
Internal Number: 18010
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